Hello, all bi and bi-friendly cinema lovers. Let’s go to the movies!
THE DECEMBER MOVIE IS KNIVES OUT
***Please get tickets for the 7:40 p.m. showing of KNIVES OUT at AMC 34th St. (312 West 34th St.). We will meet at the Starlight Diner (402 W 34th St.) at 6:15.***
Each month we’ll pick a film to see and a pre-film gathering place for a quick meal (or snack) and conversation before the show.
Whenever possible, we’ll try to find a movie with a bi or LGBTQ+ theme, but we may also just choose a flick that looks fun. Ultimately this is a chance for all of us to get together, build community, and have a good time.
HOW IT WORKS:
We’ll try to post the movies we’re thinking of going to three months in advance so that people can plan and comment. As we get closer to the date, we’ll post the pre-movie gathering place and the movie showtime and location on the Wednesday before our outing (when the following week’s showtimes become available).
Here’s what we’re thinking of coming up:
DECEMBER 10: KNIVES OUT
What better way to prepare for dealing with relatives and coworkers over the holidays than a murder mystery? ;) This whodunit features a stellar cast, including Chris Evans, Daniel Craig, Christopher Plummer, Toni Collette, and Jamie Lee Curtis, among others. Knives Out looks like a lot of fun.
JANUARY 14: LITTLE WOMEN
Greta Gerwig and Saoirse Ronan (director and lead actor, respectively, of Ladybird) reunite for this modern-day reimagining of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, which is already generating Oscar buzz. From the NYT review:
“Gerwig’s film is less an update than it is an excavation — a kind of literary investigation of the characters, and their writer, and what they all really wanted. The result is a meta tale that cracks open the world of Little Women to make a larger point about the stories we tell about women and girls.”
FEBRUARY 11: BIRDS OF PREY
Shifting gears a bit for an anti-superhero action break! Harley Quin and the Joker broke up, and she and her all-female posse are emancipated. Here’s the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGM4uYZzfu0
KEEPING IT AFFORDABLE:
To ensure as many people as possible can attend, we’ll try to keep the movies limited to AMC theaters. For people who are A List members, just reserve your ticket as you normally would. Everyone else, you can get $6 tickets on Tuesdays by signing up for a free AMC Stubs account. Discount tickets can be purchased at the box office or on the app/online (with a $1.89 service fee). For info, please visit: https://www.amctheatres.com/discount-tuesdays
That said, there may be times when we’ll choose a cool-looking flick at a non-AMC theater because that is the most appealing option that month. We may also change the movie pick if it ends up bombing and gets terrible reviews once it comes out, or if a better movie option presents itself.
See you at the movies!
PS: Please post your feedback and suggestions in the comments.